Santiago Juan-Navarro, Ph.D., is Associate Chair and Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages at Florida International University.
Dr. Juan-Navarro holds a Ph.D. in Spanish and Comparative literature from Columbia University. His fields of expertise include Cuban literature and film, contemporary Spanish American fiction, film studies, literary theory, transatlantic studies, anarchism and culture, and comparative literature of the Americas. In the Department of Modern Languages, he has served as Graduate Director (2002–2005; 2007–2008), directed numerous dissertations, and served in many other dissertation committees. His books include Juana of Castile: History and Myth of the Mad Queen (coedited with María A. Gómez and Phyllis Zatlin); Nuevas aproximaciones al cine hispánico: Migraciones temporales, textuales y étnicas en el bicentenario de las independencias iberoamericanas (1810–2010); La ciudad en la literatura y el cine: Aspectos de la representación de la ciudad en la producción literaria y cinematográfica en español; and Memoria histórica, género e interdisciplinariedad: Los estudios culturales hispánicos en el siglo XXI (both coedited with Joan Torres-Pou). Among other leading journals he has published articles in Hispania, Revista Iberoamericana, Letras peninsulares, Journal of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, Hispanic Journal, Hispanófila, Archivos de la Filmoteca, Neohelicon, and Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. In addition, he has authored two books and many book chapters.
Dr. Juan-Navarro serves on the editorial board of five scholarly journals, including Hispanic Journal, Chasqui, and Delaware Review of Latin American Studies, for which he reviews an average of ten articles per year. He has evaluated book manuscripts for university presses (Bucknell, SUNY) and grant proposals for organizations and institutions such as the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Institut Charles Cros-France, Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche sur l'Education et la Culture, City University of New York, and the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
Dr. Juan-Navarro's research and teaching interests include historical fiction and film, transatlantic studies, Latin American culture, and comparative literature. He received the Florida International University Foundation Research Award (1997), the Teaching Incentive Program Award (1999), the Matriculation Merit Award (2002), and the Faculty Senate Teaching Award (2003). He has conducted funded research in Havana (CRI, 2006) and Buenos Aires (NEH, 2007), and was selected to the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster (2008).
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